GUN Would-be purse snatcher gets surprise from victim's husband

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Would-be purse snatcher gets surprise from victim's husband
    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=local&id=5738787
    Suspect ends up asking police for help
    By Andy Cerota

    (11/02/07 - KTRK/HOUSTON) - A suspected purse snatcher didn't know what he was in for when he picked a woman in a Home Depot parking lot for a victim. As soon as he grabbed her purse, the woman's husband grabbed a shotgun and opened fire.

    It happened at the Home Depot on the Eastex Freeway near Little York. With as much activity during business hours there, you never know who may be waiting in the wings, night or day, ready to strike.

    "I was just standing here and the guy just came up and pushed me real hard with a force, like it was a car that hit me. And he was just yanking my purse and my arm got twisted up in my purse and he just was just yanking it," said victim Sandra Hulsey.

    Sandra may have looked like an easy target standing there as her husband, Norman, loaded wood into the couple's pickup truck. It turned out the suspect who shoved Sandra and tried to steal her purse didn't know who he was messing with.

    "I had a board in my hand right here and I thought he was going to beg for money...is what I thought," said Norman. "He grabbed her and I already had that door open so I just grabbed my shotgun."

    He fired a shot.

    "The sound of the shotgun and that dude burning off -- it was funny," said eyewitness Freddy Butler.

    Butler chased after the accused purse snatcher. who took off running and ended up asking a police officer for help.

    "He displays a weapon and it scares the suspect," said a deputy on the scene. "The suspect runs up the police car and saying, 'Let me in. They are shooting at me'."

    Police took the suspect into custody.

    "The guy just didn't have any business doing what he was doing," said Sandra. "It's shaken me up but I'm OK."

    The suspect was not injured. The Houston Police Department turned over the suspect to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say they patrol this area pretty heavily and despite what happened out there Thursday, they have not had many problems in the area.
     
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    so he missed?
     
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    the article makes it sound like he wasn't trying to hit him. IF he was aiming he was am idiot, the purse snatcher is trying to yank a purse away from his wife, I highly doubt at a purse length apart that a shotgun blast is certain to hit the mugger and not the wife.
     
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    :bowrofl: Asked the cop for help, what a dipshit.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Hmm, not my idea of a time to shoot someone.... Glad it worked out for him tho.
     
  6. Ebtromba

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    ah yes. didn't not consider that. the article doesn't say where he fired the shot. perhaps he fired into the air? if he fired horizontally but wasn't aiming for the perp, you'd think at the very least there would be someone with a fucked up car.
     
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    The joys of Texas! If this was in CA the husband would of been arrested and the criminal would have sued the couple for mental anguish.
     
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    I think the guy that discharged the firearm would be in trouble. It was certainly not life-threatening and a discharge was not appropriate. Does that city not have ordanance against that?
     
  9. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

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    It's Texas.
     
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    I don't think I'd have fired the shotgun into the air. I'd have chambered a round and pointed it at him, that would have probably been enough to send him running. Discharging a weapon is the last thing I want to do.

    That all being said I'm glad the police took the common sense thing and arrested the fucker who tried to rob the lady.
     
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    oh how I miss texas
     
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    so what? I disagree with his actions. I think he should face the consequences. Neither he nor his wife were in life-threatening danger and discharging a firearm puts others at risk! Not acceptable.

    And who cares if it's texas... don't you guys outlaw open carry?
     
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    I think it is 100% legal in some parts of Texas to open carry. I do not reside in Texas but their laws are 100% pro gun and defending yourself. I wasn't saying what he was doing was right or not I was just saying that it was Texas and their gun laws are very relaxed
     
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    Serves him right.
     
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    he did read the thread... you, however, did not.
     
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    Big guy kicking the shit out of a lady he just knocked to the ground. No... he wasn't threatening anyone's life. He just wanted to borrow a tic tac. :rolleyes:

    He used his weapon to stop a life threatening/bodily injury assault/felony in progress. Good enough for me.
     
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    If he's trying to pull the purse thats tangled up on the womans arm he could hurt her. I don't really object to someone shooting a guy thats assaulting his wife. Past that I don't see enough info in the story to comment on.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    grabbing a purse is NOT the same as "kicking the shit out of".

    Drawing the firearm is fine. Discharging it is not.
     
  21. Ebtromba

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    but...don't they say you shouldn't draw the gun unless you're about to make it go bang???

    plus...we have no idea what was in the shotgun...may have been bird shot. if shot straight up, would bird shot pose a legit danger to anyone?
     
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    He'd probably just go "teehee that tickles."

    Seriously are you asking if its dangerous to get shot?
     
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    sounds like more than grabbing a purse to me :dunno:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    not even close to enough to discharge a firearm and risk hurting someone else.
     
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    bullshit cops would have made a target out of him
     

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